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7 May 2015

Stories from 7 May 2015

The Cherán Indigenous Community in Mexico Finds Its Voice in Homegrown Media

A closer look at the community media outlets in Cherán, which declared political self-governance and self-defense in 2011.

Did a Journalist Save a Chechen Teenager from Marrying a 57-Year-Old Police Captain? No.

Last week, we reported that a journalist had succeeded in preventing a Chechen teenager from being married against her will. It now appears the marriage will go through, after all.

A Ugandan Mayor Has 2 National ID Cards. That Doesn't Bode Well for Elections

The identify cards will be used for the general elections in 2016. The mayor says he somehow managed to get two different IDs.

Tajikistan: Pristine Nature and the Echo of History

Some people do not even know Tajikistan exists. They are missing out.

Macedonian Women Form Human Shield Around Police to Keep Protests Peaceful

The women were participating in a second day of protests demanding justice after leaked recordings seemed to show officials tried to cover up a 2011 murder by a police officer.

Your Post-Election Guide to Cashing in on Nigeria's Oil Wealth

Nigeria's election means a political reshuffling, including key positions in the oil industry. Tolu Ogunlesi provides a funny, informative guide so you too can cash in on the oil wealth.

Mother Regains Custody of Child Following Social Media Pressure in Ecuador

The battle of a French mother to recover her son held in Ecuador by his Ecuadorian father, a case characterized by sexism and misogyny, had been followed closely on Ecuadorian...

Whooping Cough Epidemic Looms Over Nanti Children in Peru

The Nantis is one of the semi-nomadic communities that live in Peru. A part of them live in the townships in the upper Camisea river and the central area of the...

Initiative Helps Children With Autism Through Surfing

Tabra is an association launched by Guillermo Ferrero and Andrea Mesones in Peru that aims to improve life quality for children with autism and Down syndrome through surfing and contact...

How a Schoolboy ‘Son’ of Tajikistan's President Extracted a Massive Bribe from a Citizen

"I bet that he is the scion of some other official, because we could never afford to educate our children at this school."

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